Kia Stinger road test: Is beauty deeper than the metal?

This is no standard Kia, the Stinger is honed by a bloke who not long ago was the guru of BMW's go-fast M division.

Shock Rocky killing: Years of chaos until new 'Croc Father' emerges

EXPERT OPINION: Koorana Crocodile Farm owner John Lever explains the flow-on effect after the death of Rockhampton's King Croc. Pictured, he feeds one of his bigger crocs. Photo Chris Ison

Local expert says brutal shooting was 'no chance meeting'

L'Oreal heiress and world's richest woman dead at 94

French businesswoman Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress of cosmetics giant L'Oreal and daughter of the company's founder, has died. Bettencourt was also considered the richest woman in the world.

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt was worth $49 billion.

‘Double whammy’ influenza, hayfever strikes

Flu cases are on the rise this winter.

Hayfever season and flu season have overlapped this year

Mum slammed for sex talk with 12-year-old son

The post that sparked the debate on Mumsnet.

Parents on forums can be the worst sometimes

Object of desire: 2018 Kia Stinger launched

The mid-range Kia Stinger Si will officially reach showrooms on October 1.

First drive of this year's most anticipated car.

Toowoomba man's mission to climb seven summits

CLIMBING HIGH: Toowoomba man Mark Raby climbed Mt Kilimanjaro last year to raise funds for Beyond Blue and next year will climb Mt Aconcagua for the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation.

Climb to help build mental strength and help others with struggles

Move over Bindi Irwin, we have the Fauna Fetchers

The Fauna Fetcher team Sophie and Bridget Thomson are passionate about wildlife and the environment.

Northern Rivers twins share their passion for wildlife

Mum upset after sister steals both her baby names

She has two boys and her sister has used both her children's names for her own kids

"AIBU [Am I Being Unreasonable] to think this is a bit unfair?”

Mum doesn't know she has given birth

Sarah has been in an induced coma since she gave birth on August 28. Source: Gofundme

Her son won't be named until she wakes from her coma

'I regret sending my daughter to school too early'

"She had started formal education too early."

Identical twins give birth on same day

Identical twins Becky Pistone (left) with baby Andi and Rachael McGeoch with William gave birth to their newborns hours apart using ‘twin power’.

The sisters went into labour after synching births with ‘twin power’

Mum plans to invoice ‘no-shows’ at daughter’s birthday party

Would you send out an invoice?

"Am I being unreasonable to send a terse note to these families?"

Mum loses custody of kids because of how she handled tantrum

Check out the activities to help get kids away from the TV these school holidays.

Mum reveals how police took away her two young children

Big numbers of endangered shark off Rainbow Beach

INCREDIBLE: Divers at Wolf Rock off Rainbow Beach recently spotted up to 70 pregnant female sharks at a time of the critically endangered grey nurse shark.

'We've stumbled across one of the premier dive spots in Australia.'

Hate camping? This idea might change your mind

Imagine arriving at a camp site and all the hard work is done.

Camp Hire Australia hires the gear and will even pitch and pack away

From hospital bed to six-day, 250km desert run

IN TRAINING: Neil Collie runs trails around the scenic Glass House Mountains area in preparation for the 250km Big Red Run.

How a stroke survivor will tackle a gruelling desert ultra marathon

FISHING: Good fish around islands and nearby reefs

BEAUT BARRA: Brenden Warren with a nice local barra.

SCOTTY LYCH shares his fishing tips for this weekend.

Forecast ain't great, but offshore could be better

A pretty healthy sized fingermark nailed by Graham Edmunds recently.

Sunday has the recipe for good reef catches

Final days to win $5000 BCF voucher!

$5000 BCF voucher up for grabs!

Don't miss out on this!

Meet the Pizza Nazi: No ham or pineapple. No nonsense

ROCCO DeAngelis used to be known as the ‘Pizza Nazi’ so if you utter the words “ham” or “pineapple” and Rocco will be calling “Next!”.

10 fun things to do this school holidays in Rocky

ROCKHAMPTON ZOO: Novatel a resident koala and Life Science Coordinator Graeme Strachan.

Looking for ideas for ways to keep the kids entertained?

Miranda Kerr's personal chef spills on how celebrities eat

Miranda Kerr pictured on the set of the TV series Australia's Next Top Model. Supplied by Foxtel.

“There are lots of do’s, don’ts and maybes with celebrities,” she said.

Loni Jane: Why I gave up meat five years ago

Vegan influencer Loni Jane with vegetables in her backyard veggie patch. Picture Glenn Hampson

Loni Jane made a decision that changed her life.

Mum pioneers 'gut friendly' bread - and it tastes real

Natasha Hovarth and son Aden with loaves of Aden's Choice.

Not many eight-year-olds can say they have a bread named after them

Celeb chef names Rocky event as 'best ever'

CELEB CHEF: Chef Shane Bailey with sons Dash (7) and Archer (8) at the Food and Wine Festival.

Thousands of people attended the 2017 Cap Food and Wine Fest

Get the kids in the kitchen

Get your kids cooking these holidays with these tasty mini pizzas.

When the offspring are bored try some kids-in-the-kitchen action

11 items you’re probably not cleaning but should

CLEANING is a chore. It’s time-consuming but necessary, and both annoying and satisfying at the same time.

How to hack Kmart and Officeworks for home styling

Customers say having the checkout in the middle of the store is “disorienting”. Picture: Lindsay Moller

Professional property styling is a booming business

Law and order in the laundry

The most utilitarian room in the home, the laundry.

For full loads in the machine conserve water by waiting

Hallelujah, Mr Jinx has gone to his grave

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Why I'm rejoicing about the death of my unreliable mower

Quarry Gardens future could bloom with Premier

PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk has given the strongest indication yet the Quarry Gardens project may come to fruition.

Garden competition entrant loves to inspire others

GREEN THUMB: Toowoomba man David Stanfield loves sharing his garden with others.

A day in the life of a Toowoomba gardener

FULL WINNERS: Parade a floral and fun affair

Grand Central Floral Parade. Carnival of Flowers 2017. September 2017

'Hours and hours of blood, sweat and tears went into them'

Gardening with kids, one of life's simple pleasures

Give the kids their own pot or space in the garden to grow whatever they want, but make it fun.

Get outside and you could have a green thumb on your hands

Garden straight out of glossy magazines

A garden you'd never think to find beyond the Black Stump

Get ready Toowoomba, it's carnival time

IT'S HERE: The Carnival of Flowers organiser Kate Scott sets up for the Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival.

The Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival showcases the best produce

Pair's work in garden wins them country champion

WINNERS: Paul and Noela Rubb celebrate in their champion Haden garden.

Winning Country Grand Champion Garden this year is big achievement

Don't pack these stupid things when you jet off

Ever wondered if you really need that bulky blow up pillow into which you plunge your head so you can sleep on a flight?

Here's what it's like to ride new Movie World rollercoaster

You literally think you’re going to fall out. So hold on tight! Picture Glenn Hampson .

New Movie World rollercoaster tested on the Gold Coast

How I ended up flying first class for the price of economy

So this is how the other half lives...

“QUICK! Check this out, can this be right?"

'No idea' how to cater to tourists: Cr Mather fires shots at Livingstone Council

Livingstone Shire councillor Glenda Mather has stood up for the townships of The Caves and Yaamba after public outcry over their local facilities.

VOCAL councillor jumps to townships' defence amidst public outcry

Live high life on Low Isles

Healthy coral and reef fish abound at Low Isles in the Great Barrier Reef.

Discover one of the best places to see the reef in all of its glory

I nearly became a Cuban's sugar-mumma

Lou Blair, right, with a friend. Picture: Lou BlairSource:Supplied

I almost became a ‘sugar mamma’ while travelling through Cuba

How to entertain the kids these holidays

Thrillseekers on one of the rides at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast

School's out and now you have to find ways to entertain them

Only movie trailer you need to see this week

IT’S been almost four years since the last Wes Anderson film. So feast your eyes on the trailer for Isle of Dogs because it is everything you want it to be.

Biggest Bachelorette mystery solved

Jourdan suffered an injury on the first episode of The Bachelorette.

ONE moment this week left viewers absolutely stumped.

Holly Valance picks unusual name for new daughter

Holly Candy and husband Nick have added a new baby to the family.

Former Neighbours star and her husband are parents for a second time

Riverdale star’s car crash has sparked an on-set protest

Riverdale star KJ Apa (left) crashed his car after falling asleep behind the wheel.

KJ APA had finished a 16-hour day when he fell asleep at the wheel.

Pathetic clash: ‘Piece of s***!’

Sophie Monk handles the boys on The Bachelor.

She gave him the first kiss, but Sophie may have created a monster.

Proof Aussies get a raw deal on digital entertainment

That’s probably a US-based catalogue.

Aussies are getting a raw deal on digital entertainment

Karl Puschmann: Seinfeld takes on Seinfeld

'Jerry Before Seinfeld' was never going to deep-dive into Seinfeld's soul but it does offer one telling insight.

What's the deal with Jerry Seinfeld?

Model says she couldn't find work here due to skin colour

SOUTH Sudan-born Aussie model Duckie Thot says she had to leave Australia to work as a professional model.

Buyer allegedly pulls a knife on guy over $1100 'Yeezy' shoes

The Kanye West-designed shoes were for sale for $1100.

'Naked jumper' proves a hit as it sells out online

Calvin Klein’s see-through jumper.

Emperor's new clothes or fashion revolution?

Paris, Milan dream one step closer for 14-year-old model

Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel fashion house during the Paris Fashion Week, at the Grand Palais, in Paris, France, 05 March 2013. The presentation of the Ready-to-Wear Fall-Winter 2013/14 collections runs from 26 February to 06 March. EPA/CHRISTOPHE KARABA

Nevaya Adkins taking strides to world runway

What it’s like to compete in Miss Nude World

It might be just us, but we don’t think Isabelle has anything to worry about.

It's Friday afternoon and Isabelle Deltore is freaking out

Sexy rashie swimsuit helps all shapes get in the swim

A Une Piece swimsuit is made with 28 pieces of Italian UPF50+ rated fabric that flatter and support the female shape.

A Une Piece swimsuit flatters and supports the female shape

Customers rage over baked beans change

AUSTRALIAN shoppers are angry at Kraft Heinz after its “bold move” to change one of Australia’s favourite grocery store items slightly backfired.

Toowoomba's $500m Grand Central build creates jobs

The Central Square area at Grand Central shopping centre.

Annastacia Palaszczuk praises shopping centre investment

Myer, David Jones: why big retailers are struggling

Myer is facing tough times

Christmas 2017 is going to be make or break

Tomorrow’s Special Buys range at Aldi has people all excited

ALDI’S Special Buys are known to cause something akin to hysteria

How to cut grocery bill from $500 to $250 a month

Forget worrying about your fancy Saturday post-pilates brunch

Saving money made simple for pensioners

SAVING MONEY: John Scarborough says people should grow as much food as they can, and that lettuce, silverbeet and herbs are good crops to start with.

Local shares how he makes pension go further

DJI Spark drone is child's play to fly

EASY: Getting great footage with the DJI Spark is very easy thanks to a good stabilised camera.

My 13-year-old son was flying it in minutes

Boy's flu battle: 'He is not going to hear me say, I love you'

The soccer-mad Year 2 student suffered a string of other illnesses including sepsis, meningitis, and a blood clot on his brain but now he is finally coming...

Our dads, brothers, grandfathers, partners, friends at risk

Our dads, brothers, grandfathers, partners and friends are at risk

Sleep and sex will make you happier than a payrise, study shows

Abril Benedit and Facundo Arguello gave up their careers in psychology and marketing in Argentina to travel the world and spend more time with one another. Picture: Richard Dobson

“Better sleep is the biggest single contributor to living ­better."

What you need to know before you ditch carbs

Instead of ditching carbs, switch to wholegrain (brown rice, barley, buckwheat, quinoa, spelt or polenta), along with fruits, beans and vegetables.

Not all carbs are the same and understanding the difference is vital

"We are not able to treat it": Antibiotics' STI superbug

Superbug worsening thanks to overuse of antibiotics

Connie’s last moments: ‘She went out on top’

Samuel Johnson said Connie ‘went out on top’.

Samuel Johnson has opened up about his sister Connie’s final moments

How teen girls should be taught about sex

Teenage girls are the most over-sexualised creatures on the planet

Use sugar tax to offset costs of better foods

IF our weight was on the fire danger rating scale, the needle would now be officially pointed at “catastrophic”.

Mum defies the odds with miracle babies

FAMILY TIME: Amy Slapp, holding Lochlan, with Declan, Olivia and Abigail take some time out at home meeting the newest addition to their family.

'I'd been through it once before so this time wasn't as daunting'

'Techno-tantrums': How to raise kids in a digital world

Dr Kristy Goodwin helps modern parents, educators and health professionals understand what young children, aged 0-12 years really need to thrive in a digital world.

Balance is the key to navigating kids online use

Dentist reassures young boy tooth fairy hadn't forgotten him

A dentist has reassured a Xavier Webb that the tooth fairy hadn’t forgotten him, when he teeth went missing from a jar in the kitchen.

'They have taken the teeth but left nothing in lieu?'

'My children are not a number': Rocky mum turns lives around

CHANGED FUTURES: Bailee Stjernqvist, Penny Martin, Kazzi Doyle and Nathan Baira. Penny has taken in several teenagers who have turned their lives around with her help and support.

These teens have made huge changes to their futures

Authorities reveal overlooked sufferers in CQ's foster care crisis

IN NEED: AnglicareCQ are calling on people to step up and become a foster carer as Rockhampton suffers a shortage.

HIGHLY complex and extreme behaviours increase carer pressure

How to deal with a teen glued to social media

CHECKING IN: Teenagers need parents to be involved in their online world.

Our daughters have a love-hate relationship with their phones

Groom asks guests to fork out $250 for wedding

A GROOM in the UK has asked guests to pay for his wedding.

Aussie slays partner with virtual reality proposal

Reality and virtual reality collide. Picture: Supplied

He even managed to transport partner back to hometown

Angela's show explores funny side of heartbreak

BRIGHTER SIDE: Toowoomba woman Angela Ponting has created a cabaret called Smiling at Strangers, about life after heartbreak.

Using heartbreak as inspiration for her very own cabaret show.

Mistake text message sealed Mackay couple's fate

NEWLYWEDS: Rebecca and Steven Johnston on their wedding day last Saturday.

Primary school teacher was trying to text a friend